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The Revival of Chicago’s Filipino American Rizal Center

After a protracted legal battle over the building's ownership, Filipino immigrants and Filipino Americans have banded together to restore a community center to its former glory.
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Resource Guides for Immigrants in Chicago

From food assistance to mental health support, we compiled all of our resource guides in one place.
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Harmony in Hardship: Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Refugees Bring Immigrant Stories to Life with Music

For one night, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Chicago Refugee Coalition turned inspirational immigrant stories into a musical journey to bring awareness of the current migrant crisis.

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Chicago Officials Confirm TB Cases at Migrant Shelters

The cases add to the mounting concerns about health conditions at the city’s migrant shelters following the death of a 5-year-old and an outbreak of measles cases.
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Resource Guides for Immigrants in Chicago

From food assistance to mental health support, we compiled all of our resource guides in one place.
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Behind the scenes of “After the Buses: Meet The Migrants At The Center Of Texas’ Manufactured Crisis”

Why we worked on these stories, how our collaboration with Block Club Chicago came together and what we learned.
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Chicago Ordinance Would Require Weekly Reports on Migrant Shelter Evictions

If passed by the full City Council, the measure will require departments to report anonymized data on evicted migrants’ age, gender and length of shelter stay.
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U.S. Immigration Application Fees Increase Next Month. Here’s What You Should Know

For the first time in seven years, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services is increasing application fees for several individual, family, and employer applications.
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Migrants Navigate State’s Apartment Program On Their Own As Evictions Loom and Help Runs Dry

The Asylum Seeker Emergency Rental Assistance Program has helped 4,600 households move into apartments. But some migrants supported by the program could lose their homes if they can’t find work.
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7 Things Migrants Should Know About Upcoming Shelter Evictions

Chicago’s 60-day shelter limits will kick in soon. Borderless answers questions on how to access community, city and state resources.
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Where to Find Free, or Low-Cost Mental Health Support in Chicago

Borderless compiled a list of organizations across the Chicagoland area that provide free or low-cost mental health support.
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How to Help Migrants Coming to Chicago

Where to donate food, clothing, money and more to help migrants arriving in Chicago from Texas and other southern states.
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After The Buses: Meet The Migrants At The Center Of Texas’ Manufactured Crisis

Block Club Chicago and Borderless Magazine followed 10 of the thousands of Venezuelan migrants sent to Chicago as part of Texas Gov. Abbott’s political stunt this year.
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A Young Venezuelan Had Never Heard Of Chicago. Now, He’s Starting A Life Here.

Jhopsef Stiven spent years hopping countries in search of a better life. He's one of thousands of migrants starting over in Chicago with no family or knowledge of the city.
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Young Venezuelan Struggles To Build A Life And Pay Off Debt Of His Journey To America

Maikel Jose Tineo was hopeful about his new life in Chicago. But since he’s arrived, he's been stiffed by a job and watched his friend rushed to the emergency room. Now, he’s wondering if he should stay.

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West Chicago is Cleaning Up the Last of its Nuclear Contamination. Residents Exposed to Radiation Say ‘It’s Not Over’

A local factory was once the largest producer of thorium in the world. This fall, the “radioactive capital of the Midwest” is doing one last cleanup.
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This Female Afghan Governor Fought Against the Taliban

Salima Mazari was one of just three women serving as a district governor in Afghanistan before the Taliban took over.
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Reclaiming the Sacrifice Zone

The youth-led campaign for environmental justice on the Southeast Side.